Seeking UTAs for BIOL-L 111 — Spring 2019 — Academic credit and paid options available

Dr. Spitze is seeking undergraduates who may be interested in being UTAs or UTINs for L111 next spring (2019).

Applicants: Please make an appointment to come see Dr. Spitze, and send him ( ) the standard application as soon as possible. (Final deadline is November 15 2018, although positions may be filled before then.)

The application can be found in the “How to apply…” tab at:

Mandatory Position requirements for UTAs/UTINs:

  1. Attend all course lectures on MWF 12:20 – 1:10pm.
  2. Positions can be for pay only if student has previously served as UTIN or UTA. Otherwise, students will receive 3 credits for X371.
  3. Conduct one Learning Group per week for L111.
  4. Help in grading, office hours, and proctoring exams.
  5. Applicants must have at minimum junior status and a minimum 3.25 GPA, and received a grade of at least an A- in L111.

2018 Health Professions Week kicks off on Monday 11/5 — Register for the free week-long virtual event!


The 2018 Health Professions Week  is just around the corner, and registration remains open for prospective health professions students! We’ve got 5 days of exciting activities lined up for attendees to explore 20 health professions. The event kicks off on Monday, November 5 with keynote addresses by two dynamic speakers sure to inspire interested students as they continue on their path to a health care career.

At 2:00 p.m. ET, Mr. LeDerick Horne will provide strategies for increasing the academic performance, self-determination, and self-advocacy skills of students with and without disabilities. At 5:00 p.m. ET, Dr. Christine Grant will provide current and aspiring health professionals with a hands-on set of tools that will help them identify outside their “academic career box” goals and connect with their own set of personal mentors.

As the week continues, students will have the opportunity to take part in events including a health care advocacy panel, Twitter chats, live virtual fairs with professionals and students from each health care field, and discussions on how to manage the financials of health care education. All registered students will also be eligible for a chance to win one of the many prizes #HPW2018 is giving away throughout the week, including a $5,000 scholarship from SallieMae!

Register for this week-long virtual event here! Connect with us on social media @HealthProfWeek for even more news and activities leading up to and during the event.

Have you done undergrad research here at IUB? An Arizona State professor would like your help with research survey

A message from Professor Sara Brownell at Arizona State University:

If you are a Biology, Molecular Life Science, Animal Behavior, or Microbiology major at IUB who has participated in undergraduate research, we need your help!

We are requesting your assistance to improve undergraduate research experiences across the United States! We are interested in students’ positive and negative experiences in undergraduate research.

We would like you to complete a short ~10-minute survey about your experience in undergraduate research. Your input will be completely confidential and used only for educational research; your responses in this study will not have any effect on your research experience and no one from your lab will ever see your answers or opinions. As a token of our thanks, you will be entered to win one of four $50 gift cards from your choice of Starbucks, Chipotle, Amazon, or Target.

If you are interested in participating, click the following link to fill out our short survey:

At the end of the survey, you will have an opportunity to indicate whether you are interested in participating in an online follow up interview to further discuss your experiences in undergraduate research in exchange for a $15 gift card from your choice of Starbucks, Chipotle, Amazon, or Target.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Brownell at

Thank you!